Immigration Law

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Reflections on 5-4 Travel Ban Decision: Prof. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia
Posted on 27 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia - "The human impact of Travel Ban 3.0 cannot be overstated. The ban has been in full effect since December 4, 2017, because of written orders by the Supreme Court. Well before today’s ruling, America has already... Read More

Supreme Court, 5-4, Upholds Travel Ban: Trump v. Hawaii
Posted on 25 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Trump v. Hawaii - C.J. Roberts: "By its plain language, §1182(f) grants the President broad discretion to suspend the entry of aliens into the United States. The President lawfully exercised that discretion based on his findings—following... Read More

Hawaii Files Emergency Motion to Clarify Scope of Trump Travel Ban 2.0
Posted on 30 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hawaii Attorney General, June 29, 2017 - "This afternoon the State of Hawaii asked federal district Judge Derrick K. Watson to clarify the scope of the travel and refugee bans in Hawaii v. Trump in light of Monday’s ruling from the United States... Read More

Supreme Court to Review Travel Ban 3.0 - Trump v. Hawaii
Posted on 21 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amy Howe, Jan. 19, 2017 - "The Supreme Court will hear oral argument on the challenge to President Donald Trump’s September 24 order, the latest version of what is often known as his “travel ban,” which limited travel from eight... Read More

Supreme Court Stays CA9 Travel Ban Ruling...For One Day
Posted on 11 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Trump v. Hawaii, Sept. 11, 2017 - "UPON CONSIDERATION of the application of counsel for the applicants, IT IS ORDERED that the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, case No. 17-16426, is hereby stayed with respect to... Read More

Hawaii Responds in Latest Travel Ban Dispute (Sept. 12, 2017)
Posted on 12 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amy Howe, Sept. 12, 2017 - "The state of Hawaii fired back this morning, urging the Supreme Court to stay out of the most recent skirmish in the battle over President Donald Trump’s March 6 executive order, often known as the “travel... Read More

Supreme Court Issues Order in Trump v. Hawaii (July 19, 2017)
Posted on 19 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Supreme Court, July 19, 2017 - "ORDER IN PENDING CASE 16-1540 TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF U.S., ET AL. V. HAWAII, ET AL. The Government’s motion seeking clarification of our order of June 26, 2017, is denied. The District Court order modifying... Read More

CA9 on Travel Ban: Hawaii & California v. Trump
Posted on 14 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Josh Gerstein, Politico, Nov. 13, 2017 - "A federal appeals court on Monday gave President Donald Trump temporary permission to proceed with part of the third version of his travel ban policy, but it created an exemption from the new restrictions... Read More

Another Blow to Trump Travel Ban: Hawaii v. Trump Preliminary Injunction Modified
Posted on 14 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hawaii v. Trump, July 13, 2017 - "[W]hen appropriately considered in the context of the June 26 order, the Government’s narrowly defined list finds no support in the careful language of the Supreme Court or even in the immigration statutes... Read More

DOS News Memo: Court Order on Presidential Proclamation on Visas (October 17, 2017)
Posted on 23 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOS, Oct. 17, 2017 - "On October 17, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii ordered that the government not enforce or implement Sections 2(a), (b), (c), (e), (g), and (h) of Presidential Proclamation 9645 (P.P.) titled “Enhancing... Read More

'Problems Ensue' - Trump Travel Ban 3.0 Enjoined, Twice (UPDATED)
Posted on 18 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hawaii v. Trump, Oct. 17, 2017 - "Professional athletes mirror the federal government in this respect: they operate within a set of rules, and when one among them forsakes those rules in favor of his own, problems ensue. And so it goes with EO-3... Read More

Audio of Trump v. Hawaii (Travel Ban) Supreme Court Oral Argument, Apr. 25, 2018
Posted on 25 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Oral Argument - Audio Trump v. Hawaii Docket Number: 17-965 Date Argued: 04/25/18 Media Formats: MP3 Download Windows Media Download RealAudio 10 Download Read More

SCOTUS Stays CA9 Travel Ban Decision (Sept. 12, 2017)
Posted on 12 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

SCOTUS Order List, Sept. 12, 2017 - "The application for stay of mandate presented to Justice Kennedy and by him referred to the Court is granted, and the issuance of the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in case... Read More

Ninth Circuit Enjoins Trump Travel Ban 3.0, Stays Injunction Pending Supreme Court Review
Posted on 23 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hawaii v. Trump, Dec. 22, 2017 - "For the third time, we are called upon to assess the legality of the President’s efforts to bar over 150 million nationals of six designated countries from entering the United States or being issued immigrant... Read More